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Arch-Art - A Conduit to Context: The Role of Buildings in Social Change

This event will take place in the Wood Auditorium of Avery Hall.

James Wines, winner of the 2013 National Design Award for Lifetime Achievement, is the founder and president of SITE, an environmental art and design organization chartered in New York City in 1970. His architecture, landscape and public space designs are based on a response to surrounding contexts. His book entitled DE-ARCHITECTURE was released in 1987 by Rizzoli International and, in 2000, Taschen Verlag in Germany published GREEN ARCHITECTURE. He has designed and built more than one hundred and fifty projects for private and municipal clients in eleven countries. He is the recipient of twenty-five art and design awards, including the 1995 Chrysler Award for Design Innovation. James Wines is also a Professor of Architecture at Penn State University. The main focus of his current work is on the fusion of art, architecture, landscape and the surrounding context. He continues to write and lecture on integrative thinking and environmental issues internationally.

Earlier Event: October 6
Writing and Dissent
Later Event: October 13
Pious Technologies and Secular Designs